Outline 20 2008 Multicellularity - Immune systems

Outline 20 2008 Multicellularity - Immune systems - Lecture...

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Lecture 20: Multicellularity: Immune systems Summary : With multicellularity and increasing organismal complexity comes the necessity of policing the body from the attacks of cellular pathogens and parasites. Immune systems distinguish self from non-self and thereby provide protection to organisms by both an innate immunity and an acquired immunity, which is especially well developed in vertebrate animals. Acquired immunity depends upon production of antibodies that recognize a variety of foreign invaders and lead to their destruction. In this lecture we will discuss innate immune systems and examine in greater detail the cellular and molecular basis for the highly specific recognition characteristic of acquired imunity. We will address particularly how the immune system is capable of producing such a diversity of proteins with such specific response. Reading Assignment Campbell, N. A. and Reece, J. B. (2008). Chapter 43. Objectives
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